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ERIC Number: EJ804543
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 65
ISSN: ISSN-0894-8453
Influence of Maternal Work Patterns and Socioeconomic Status on Gen Y Lifestyle Choice
Bosco, Susan M.; Bianco, Candy A.
Journal of Career Development, v32 n2 p165-182 2005
This article examines the lifestyle balance between career and family desired by the next generation of workers and whether these desires have been influenced by socioeconomic variables and maternal work patterns. The individuals who will enter the workforce in the next several years are the first generation in which most mothers worked outside the home. This article updates earlier research on career decisions to include lifestyle options such as work and family balance and decisions by males as well as females. Results from 574 participants indicate that maternal work patterns are significantly related to lifestyle choices for women and spousal lifestyle choices for men. Implications of these findings for potential employers of this generation of workers are discussed. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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